Dirtscooter on SchwarzseeCycling

Dirtscooter riding in Zermatt: high thrills at the foot of the north face of the Matterhorn. These scooters with super-fat tyres are perfect for riding the lanes leading through Zermatt’s alpine pastures. Fun for all the family!

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Riders collect their downhill scooters from the Matterhorn glacier paradise valley station. A ride in one of the Matterhorn Express gondolas leads up to Schwarzsee (2,583 m): time to don helmets for the descent. The trail leads past the waters of the idyllic Schwarzsee and down towards Stafelalp, a good spot for a first pit stop. The lanes are not completely smooth, which adds to the sense of adventure!


  • Bookable deal
  • Bookable from approx. mid-June to mid-October
  • Appropriate for children from age 9
  • Group tariff
Schwarzsee - Stafelalp - Furi - Zermatt (Matterhorn glacier paradise valley station)
We recommend:
  • Dirtscooter with helmet (available for hire at the valley station)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)
  • Good footwear
The Zermatt Bergbahnen lift company offers various deals for this adventure.


Additional information and recommendations are available from the guest information centre on Bahnhofplatz (by the railway station).

  • Take into account participants’ fitness level and ability.
  • All riding is at one’s own risk.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Do not leave the marked routes.
  • It is forbidden to ride on the ski pistes.
  • Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.

Map and arrival





Difficulty medium
Distance 12,7 km
Ascent 223 m
Descent 1167 m
Duration 1,20 h
Lowest point 1633 m
Highest point 2579 m

Starting point of the tour:

Schwarzsee (2'583 m)

Destination of the tour:

Zermatt (1'620 m)


  • Nice views
  • Geological highlights
  • Faunistic highlights
  • Tour route
  • With refreshment stops
  • Suitable for families and children
  • Botanical highlights
  • Mountain railway ascent/descent


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